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Prep report: Marshall girls slip past Esko

Gianna Kneepkens scored 18 points, Kate Kleinschmidt added 12, and visiting Duluth Marshall surprised Esko 58-56 in a high school girls basketball game Saturday.

By defeating the defending Section 7AA champion Eskomos, the Hilltoppers improved to 3-0.

Kneepkens, a freshman guard, knocked down four 3-pointers. Grace Kirk, a sophomore guard, also was in double figures, with 11 points.

Bridget Yellin tallied 18 points to pace Esko.


Esko 65, Duluth Denfeld 54

Adam Trapp's game-high 24 points helped the Eskomos win at home.


Duluth Marshall 10, Rochester Century 1

George Grannis pushed his goal total to 16 through four games by scoring four times in the Hilltoppers' blowout win at Mars Lakeview Arena.

For the second time this year, the senior forward recorded a natural hat trick, notching the final two goals of the first period, then opening the second with his fourth of the afternoon.

No. 19 Marshall (4-0) has now totaled 35 goals.

Hermantown 6, Lakeville South 4

The Hawks delivered Patrick Andrews his first win as Hermantown coach by twice digging out of two-goal deficits to defeat the Cougars in Lakeville, Minn.

Tyler Watkins had two goals and two assists for Hermantown, Class A's top-ranked team, which trailed 3-1 and again 4-2. From there, the Hawks scored the game's final four goals, with Brady Baker's early in the third standing as the game-winner.

Duluth East 4, Wayzata 2

Greyhounds coach Mike Randolph picked up his 598th career win as East overcame a 2-1 deficit thanks to third-period goals from Ricky Lyle, Garrett Worth and Ryder Donovan at the Heritage Center.

The second-ranked Greyhounds, who led White Bear Lake 3-0 on Friday before settling for a 3-3 tie, outshot the Trojans 35-13.

CEC 8, Bloomington Jefferson 2

Landon Langenbrunner and Branden Matteen each had a hat trick as the Lumberjacks rolled at Northwoods Arena.